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    Well, we bit the bullet. The paperwork has been...

    Well, we bit the bullet. The paperwork has been signed, now we're just waiting for parts to arrive, so they can start on the compressor replacement. They are also going to clean up the 3 remaining...
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    I figured as much when it comes to the ultimate...

    I figured as much when it comes to the ultimate cost. I am definitely 100% for the replacement of that compressor. Now I just have to convince the head honcho. I just got a price to do the cap off...
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    Here are some pictures of the leak area on...

    Here are some pictures of the leak area on Compressor 'C.' The leak itself is on the underside of this fitting, right smack in the middle.

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    I'll go get some pictures on my way out, and post...

    I'll go get some pictures on my way out, and post them tonight...It seems to be a pinhole type leak on the underside of the suction fitting on the compressor...It was pretty badly rusted. My other...
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    That's what I thought, but I need to convince the...

    That's what I thought, but I need to convince the guy that pays the bills :grin2: Any good arguments for why a hermetic compressor cannot be repaired? My thoughts would be that there isn't an easy...
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    Trane Compressor Leak...Is it fixable?

    Hi all,

    We have a Trane CGWD050GCONT101 Chiller in our building. One of the two circuits is down at the moment, as the 15 ton compressor (Model CSHS150J0HOF) has a rather large leak on the suction...
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    I have a winter beater that I got for free from a...

    I have a winter beater that I got for free from a family friend who was going to scrap it. It's a 1991 Toyota Previa AWD, and has 346,000 miles on it. Still runs like a top, too!
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    I once was repairing a power supply for a CNC...

    I once was repairing a power supply for a CNC machine, and the schematics showed a "REGURATOR" where there should have been a REGULATOR...Huh.
  9. Thread: i'm 98%

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    Blue Screwdriver...

    Blue Screwdriver...
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    Reminds me of a time I was visiting family in...

    Reminds me of a time I was visiting family in Southwest Florida in December...Went out to buy some new swimtrunks, and found Target selling parkas, hats, gloves and scarves!
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    Question: Is there a way I can simply purchase...

    Question: Is there a way I can simply purchase one from a contractor in the Rochester, NY area? I recently moved into a rental apartment, and just have an el-cheapo detector that I do not trust....
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    The report did say something about insulation on...

    The report did say something about insulation on the ductwork connected to the unit, so I'm guessing it was a package unit of some kind, and that there was no refrigerant involved. However, good...
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    Thanks again for all the knowledge you guys have...

    Thanks again for all the knowledge you guys have given me! I'm sure the system is staying put...the previous owner had the boiler replaced within the past year (the boiler factory inspection sticker...
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    Yes, we figured the same thing. We're planning on...

    Yes, we figured the same thing. We're planning on having a pro come explain it all before the heating season. Thanks for the help. One more question...How are steam systems with regard to efficiency?...
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    It helps alot! I'm there now, and just looked at...

    It helps alot! I'm there now, and just looked at the radiator next to me. There is indeed a steam trap on the bottom (return, I'm guessing) pipe of the radiator. It says "Steam Trap" right on it. I...
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    Steam heat?

    Hi guys. I have a few questions about my aunt's new house and it's heating system. She just moved in to a half of a house, built in 1900, with a brand-new Williamson GSA boiler. It would appear as...
  17. Speaking from a homeowner's prospective, and one...

    Speaking from a homeowner's prospective, and one that owns the Schlage Link products. I love having that. I have the door lock, several lamp controllers, the camera, and the thermostat installed....
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    I had that problem, it was caused by a bad leak...

    I had that problem, it was caused by a bad leak in the rear differential. It would spray oil all over the back of the van.
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    I do have a metallic chimney, which was replaced...

    I do have a metallic chimney, which was replaced with the furnace.
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    I just want to add my .02 cents about Goodman....

    I just want to add my .02 cents about Goodman. I'm almost through my first winter with a Goodman 80% furnace. I am loving it. Sure, it may not be as quiet as the 20+ year old Rheem it replaced, but...
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    We have one here at the place I work that has 2...

    We have one here at the place I work that has 2 Copelands just like that. Had to have the upper one replaced a couple years ago...that was interesting. The unit is walled in on three sides, with...
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    We have 2 of them on the roof at work, not sure...

    We have 2 of them on the roof at work, not sure if they're the models you're thinking of, but they are both from 1983, and round (look kinda like trash cans). One still runs, all original parts, the...
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    That's just what I was thinking...and that's...

    That's just what I was thinking...and that's probably exactly how he'll do it. I'm going to try my hardest to convince him to do it the heaterman way, even if I have to pay for the materials myself....
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    Exactly. He replaced the insulated flex with...

    Exactly. He replaced the insulated flex with uninsulated. I definitely have cold feet about having him come to fix it again...
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    Dryer Vent Problems...

    Hello again. Here's the story: I have a small (800 sq. ft.), single-story condo with it's own laundry closet. The laundry closet is on one side of the house. The vent runs through the ceiling of the...
  26. You know...the mention of the Cape Coral area...

    You know...the mention of the Cape Coral area rang a bell. I don't know how familiar you are with that area, but back a few years ago, my family and I were looking at homes in the area. There was one...
  27. Shouldn't the humidistat be located in the living...

    Shouldn't the humidistat be located in the living space, near the thermostat?
  28. Now don't hold me to it, but I've read a few...

    Now don't hold me to it, but I've read a few articles now that state that 80% units will no longer be sold in Canada as of 12/31/09. I think that while the theory behind the governance might be...
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    Sorry, I should have looked for it before. It is...

    Sorry, I should have looked for it before. It is Here
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    Heh, I posted a similar question a week or two...

    Heh, I posted a similar question a week or two ago...I think the title is CO detectors. I learned a lot from the members here. I suggest you look for it. I ended up asking my HVAC contractor about...
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    I completely disagree! I, as a lowly homeowner,...

    I completely disagree! I, as a lowly homeowner, have learned more on this site about HVAC then I would have anywhere else. Because of this site, I have saved time, money and effort in having my...
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    Yup, you hit the nail on the head there. I called...

    Yup, you hit the nail on the head there. I called the FD, and my service company. The FD got here within a few minutes, and called the gas company, who also was here before the service company got...
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    Agreed! Brilliant indeed! That's a great question...

    Agreed! Brilliant indeed! That's a great question though. I called both, for the record :angel:
  34. Well, actually, my cousin (who is a licensed HVAC...

    Well, actually, my cousin (who is a licensed HVAC technician) did my install, but I've had great experience with the local company in the red trucks (just to leave out names, but I'm sure you know...
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    Well, you learn something new every day! I had no...

    Well, you learn something new every day! I had no idea that there was a difference between a monitor and a detector. Now I know! Anyway, I did go out on the way home from work and pick up a new Kidde...
  36. Howdy Neighbor. lol. I'm from East Rochester. I...

    Howdy Neighbor. lol. I'm from East Rochester. I recently had a new Goodman system installed. If you're going for a high efficiency unit (and it looks like you are), check with RG&E if they are your...
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    CO Detectors

    As I mentioned in a previous thread, I have had my HVAC system replaced recently. This was because the former system developed a crack in the heat exchanger, and sounded my Carbon Monoxide alarm at...
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    It's R-410. All new system. Coil, lineset and...

    It's R-410. All new system. Coil, lineset and condenser. The installer is my cousin (a licensed HVAC tech, who has gone through all the correct resources, aka permits etc.), but is doing it for me on...
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    Well, that's why I was wondering. He said he...

    Well, that's why I was wondering. He said he would have to come back in the start of the A/C season to get it up and running anyway. I was thinking I'd store it in the garage and just wait until the...
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    A/C Condenser Question

    Hi all. I am having a new system installed currently, as my previous furnace experienced a heat exchanger failure. A licensed HVAC Contractor is installing the new unit for me. The problem we have...
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    Columbia Boiler

    Hi, I have a Columbia WL-90 boiler, installed in November '07, that has a slight leak. The boiler is set up for hot water heat, without auxiliary coils. The leak is on the left coil plate, at each of...
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    Comfort is important, as is efficiency and...

    Comfort is important, as is efficiency and sizing. I'm going to be calling someone in to do a sizing calc and an estimate this week. I'll also ask if I would qualify for any tax credits with a more...
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    Thanks for all the info. I'm going to call some...

    Thanks for all the info. I'm going to call some contractors in to give me a few quotes this spring and see where it goes. I realize how imperative a properly sized system is, especially in my case,...
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    Upgrade Decisions

    Hi,
    I just moved into an 800 square foot condominium with a Rheem downflow gas furnace and A/C combination. My question is whether I should get some quotes to upgrade to a newer 90+ furnace, or...
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